Falderal: Romi’s 2023 Mystery Shawl


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If you purchased a kit from A Verb for Keeping Warm, there’s no need to purchase this mystery, as a code for a free pattern download is included!

This listing is for a PDF downloadable hand knitting pattern only. You will have unlimited access to the downloads through your account. This is a mystery knit, so there are a few clues in the further description below, but you will not know what the finished product looks like until the end of the clues. That’s the fun of it! By purchasing this product, you will receive a full pattern broken into 5 “clues,” beginning April 21, 2023 and spaced one week apart. The pattern will then be compiled in March of 2024 and updated so that you receive the full copy in one PDF document.

See below for more pertinent info!

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Welcome to my 2023 mystery shawl KAL: Falderal. Falderal is nonsense, frippery, fancy…a less used and more antique spelling than folderol, and that suites my sense of whimsy perfectly, as I hope it does yours!

This is a triangle using two colors of sport or fingering weight yarn, 385 to 438 yards each. The PDF file download is currently a placeholder; the first clue will be released digitally on April 21, 2023. The KAL will have 5 clues total, each one week apart. One year after the KAL is over, your mystery pattern will update to the full pattern.

We will be knitting together in the @Romi’s Studio forum, and I will also be doing YouTube lives and meetups, as I know not everyone can access Ravelry! You will get a full schedule in the time leading up to the first clue drop. The YouTube lives will remain accessible as recordings. I hope you’ll join us in the fun!!!

Hints before the first clue:

  • Although Annapurna is listed as sport weight in the Ravelry database, I would say it is on the light side, and knits up like a fingering weight. Either sport or fingering weight will work. Floating and Rumor are fingering weight yarns.
  • I am using the Cosmos (light grey-purple with speckles of pink)/Thistle (deep purple with speckles of rust and magenta) colorway from A Verb for Keeping Warm and starting with the lighter color.
  • Remember: do not substitute a yarn of which you have less than 385 yards.

I can’t wait to knit with you all! xox

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